Astrophysics, Astroparticles and Cosmology

Astrophysics made by observing elementary particles coming from space

Astroparticle physics was born from the fruitful union of astronomy with particle physics. We can watch the sky in many ways, not only by means of the familiar visible light, but also by detecting cosmic rays, neutrinos, X and gamma photons, anti-particles, and possibly in the near future by detecting gravitational waves and the even more mysterious particles which are supposed to make dark matter. Each of these particles bring us different knowledge about the source and the mechanism that produced them.

Astroparticle physics was born from the fruitful union of astronomy with particle physics. We can watch the sky in many ways, not only by means of the familiar visible light, but also by detecting cosmic rays, neutrinos, X and gamma photons, anti-particles, and possibly in the near future by detecting gravitational waves and the even more mysterious particles which are supposed to make dark matter. Each of these particles bring us different knowledge about the source and the mechanism that produced them. 

The diverse and rich physics program of the Astroparticle physics group in Genova is trying to answer these and many other fundamental questions. In particular, the group is involved in the following projects: Borexino, Calder, Cuore, Holmes, Km3Net, Luna, SOX.

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